In no other business are personal dress, cleanliness, conduct and appearance as important as they are in health care services. First impressions count not only in the way we help and treat patients and visitors but also in our appearance.
The UK HealthCare LookBook was created to reinforce the importance of standard dress and serve as a guide for managers and frontline staff.
The way you dress tells our patients and guests you are a caring professional who values the quality of care UK HealthCare has to offer. When they see you, they know they are in the right place and that you are here to help.
View Standard Dress Look Book (PDF, 3.1 MB) »
To improve communications among all levels of the organization, email addresses have been set up for employees to submit issues, concerns or ask questions of senior leadership. While not anonymous, these submissions will be treated confidentially.
The Gill Junior Researchers pilot program at UK provided four minority students interested in medical careers from Lexington's Bryan Station High School the unique opportunity to experience the world of a medical student first hand.
Reducing the chances of needing orthopedic surgery is possible, but knowing the signs of pain that may require medical intervention is vital.
Patients and families at Kentucky Children's Hospital benefit from artful healing and entertainment supported by grants awarded from the statewide VSA program.
Dr. Mark Evers, director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, gave his annual "State of the Cancer Center" address Wednesday at Markey Research Day, highlighting the center's major accomplishments in patient care, recruitment, research and outreach from the past year.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hosted its annual Research Day yesterday, highlighting the work of cancer researchers across the University of Kentucky campus.
Classic cars will park in Court House Square May 20 to preview the 2016 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance, a fundraiser for Kentucky Children's Hospital that takes place in July.
In the United States, nearly 6,800 babies are born with oral clefts each year. The condition requires surgery, in most cases, to avoid long-term complications.
Joey Maggard had his first seizure five years ago, and suffered so many debilitating seizures (20 to 30 a month) that he could not attend school for the second half of his 6th grade year. A painstaking process of brain-mapping prepared Joey for the surgery that would leave him seizure-free and without motor deficits.
National Nurses Week, May 6-12, celebrated nurses who care for individuals at the bedside and coordinate productive teams within the health care system. Moments of mindfulness help ensure nurses are managing the stress that comes with their jobs.
On May 14, Marissa and Lauren will be graduating from UK and leaving medical school with degrees and fond memories.
Service to others has always been a priority for UK employees in the Integrated Business Unit (IBU) for UK HealthCare; but when a colleague fell ill and unable to work, the group banded together to help. Out of this experience, the desire to help others in the community launched them on a journey of giving.
Dr. Scottie Day, associate chief medical officer for UK HealthCare, and students and faculty members from UK HealthCare are traveling to Haiti to help former Kentucky Children's Hospital nurse Kristyn Mickley deliver health care to a secluded mountainous region.
A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers and published in Nature shows a potential new biological marker for the development of obesity and a possible target for obesity prevention and treatment.
t isn't uncommon in the Bluegrass to celebrate the Kentucky Derby by having friends come to your home for a party. But if you are Chris Barnstable-Brown, the family party just happens to have a guest list of about 1,200.
Hypertension is called "the silent killer" because there are not obvious symptoms. A UK cardiologist is leading a study to explore a new way to heal resistant hypertension.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fifth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last week. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize to two schools in the region who successfully raise more than $1,000 for the LLS's Pennies for Patients campaign.
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the UK College of Medicine, has been named one of the 75 most powerful women in health care information technology by Health Data Management.
UK HealthCare employee Julia Snow, whose child received care in the Kentucky Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 30 years ago, chose to use a raffle prize to organize an indoor barbecue for current NICU families.
After losing four sisters to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Bardstown native Brenda Conder found herself on the same path: breathless, exhausted, and barely able to move around her home. A double-lung transplant from UK HealthCare has given her a whole new life.
This June, taking your bike for a ride could help save lives. UK HealthCare and the Lexington Cancer Foundation are teaming up to present the Survive the Night Triathlon and the Roll for the Cure on June 17-18. All proceeds from these events will benefit the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, providing funding for patient care, research and more.
An editorial by University of Kentucky’s Dr. Larry Goldstein concerning the use of screening tests to detect narrowing of the carotid artery was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine last week.
The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala, benefiting the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes Center at the University of Kentucky, will be 8 p.m., Friday, May 6 in Louisville.
The fifth annual International Conference on Opiods, a conference presenting the latest research and medical opinion regarding the use of opioids for chronic pain, will be held in June at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
One split second can change a child and family’s life forever, making it important to practice safety measures when mowing the lawn. Children should not ride as passengers on a lawn mower and to provide the safest conditions, should not even be outside while mowing is being done.
A group of dedicated pharmacy students is proving that they can be the first line of defense against heart disease.
A variety of health resources are available to UK HealthCare physicians and staff at
UK Wellness »
View or download the employee healthcare guide (PDF, 846 KB) »
The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic, an onsite clinic for UK employees who participate in one of the UK health plans (HMO, PPO, EPO and RHP) opened Jan. 6, 2014, on the first floor of the University Health Service Building next to Employee Health. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Same-day appointments are available by calling 323-SICK (7425). The clinic is also open to dependents of UK Health Plan members over age 18. Visit clinic site »
All UK HealthCare workers are required to visit Employee Health during the employee's birth month. Read more »
As an employee of UK HealthCare, you were invited to offer your feedback about your workplace by taking the Employee Engagement Survey in March. The survey provides an opportunity for employees to identify UK HealthCare’s strengths and weaknesses as a workplace. It is one of the most
important ways we have to improve our own work lives and UK HealthCare overall.
View the results of the 2015 survey (PDF, 245 KB) »
video series from senior leadership allows employees spread far and wide the opportunity to hear leaders explain events, decisions and actions in their own words. Questions about these topics may be submitted to
February 11, 2016
UK HealthCare wears red for women’s heart health
Last week, our Pavilion A atrium took on a red tint in preparation for an event supporting the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” day. Dozens of supporters showed up in red to promote awareness of women’s heart health. The event included education on women’s heart health, fruity treats, free chair massages and aromatherapy […]
The post UK HealthCare wears red for women’s heart health appeared first on Clinical Ops.
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May 24, 2016
Brandon Wayne recognized as “the hidden backbone” of UK HealthCare
The following is an excerpt describing the incredible work of one of our own, Brandon Wayne: Every company has individuals who work for them that are the hidden backbone of the company. They are not seen on the forefront often, but without them, the company would not run. UK HealthCare’s shuttle service’s hidden backbone is […]
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